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^yes, but I thought whatpulse measured the mouse movement no matter what kind of mouse you have. Even if you had a touch screen or something.
I just checked. From the Linux dev's page [here], the on screen cursor is pulsed, and the physical mouse distance isn't.
In theory, that means any mouse, including trackerball and touchscreens would be counted. But there is an option of not counting mouse mileage in the preferences, which could contribute to it.

To be honest, the only one that seems really dodgy and out of place to me is pulse 5. He pulsed 22 million keys in 2 months with an AvKPS of over 3. But the previous 2 month period only had 1k keys, and the 2 month period before that had 5 million. But again, multiple systems could account for that, since averages are calculated on-site, rather than on the local profile, and we can't tell since he's only ever pulsed from Windows machines.
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post #1182 of 3106
WP is prone to cheating.
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post #1183 of 3106
Maybe that counts for it, adz.

but yeah. Competition in whatpulse is useless on a team basis ATM because of cheaters. In team competition can happen though.
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Yup. Sadly. I do recall Tator saying he was talking with the devs about this and better stats monitoring.
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Looking around the Whatpulse forum, there is a v2 in development, but no timeline afaik.
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In terms of functionality on windows, WP is currently perfect IMO.


In terms of actual utilization, it's not. Errors and cheaters are the main issues.

Not gonna comment on linux WP, since I have no experience with that. Haven't used linux for a couple of years.
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true.
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It's odd, this is actually quite a long thread. It's already got 1200 posts, roughly.
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Originally Posted by De-Zant View Post
In terms of functionality on windows, WP is currently perfect IMO.


In terms of actual utilization, it's not. Errors and cheaters are the main issues.

Not gonna comment on linux WP, since I have no experience with that. Haven't used linux for a couple of years.
QFT. There's nothing missing from it, but it's sometimes unstable and can be compromised.
In regards to instability, I can't really comment on that, since the only time I've had issues with it is when my system has been unstable. I can't blame WhatPulse if my computer BSoDs.

That said, I don't know exactly how the backup system works. Next to the whatpulse.wpw file, there's a whatpulse.wpw.bak file, but I've only ever tried to restore it once, which failed.
Perhaps v2 will be installed as a system service - it'll kill portable functionality (in all likelihood) but it'll be harder to cheat.

The linux one hooks into the kernel, which is apparently for additional stability and security against cheaters. I wonder if it's possible to hook into the Windows kernel similarly as a legitimate program, or is that only done by malware?
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^I don't quite follow. How does making the thing a system service make it more secure against cheaters?
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